Apparently there took place a two-stage deportation, a minor one during the Babylonian siege (Jeremiah 52:28) and a more prominent one a few months later, in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighth year (2 Kings 24:12). See Abraham Malamat, “The Last Years of the Kingdom of Judah,” in Malamat, ed., The Age of the Monarchies: Political History, World History of the Jewish People IV, 1 (Jerusalem: Masada Press, 1979), p. 211; for an analogous situation to the exile under Jehoiachin in the final siege under Zedekiah, see p. 219.